Pregnancy-Associated changes of serum biochemical values in Lipizzaner broodmares

Boglárka Vincze, Orsolya Kutasi, F. Baska, O. Szenci

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Abstract

The aims of this study were to detect physiological changes in blood biochemical parameters throughout gestation, to compare the findings in nonpregnant and pregnant Lipizzaner mares in early-mid and late pregnancy, and to provide reference values for clinical chemistry parameters in this horse breed. A total of 136 venous blood samples were collected from 20 pregnant and 10 nonpregnant (control) asymptomatic Lipizzaner broodmares for biochemical analyses. Twelve parameters (albumin, total protein, urea, triglycerides, glucose, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate transaminase, glutamate dehydrogenase, gammaglutamyltransferase, creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase) were measured. For the statistical analyses, correlation, analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis H-test were used to evaluate the possible associations between parameters. Serum triglyceride levels proved to be significantly different in pregnant mares compared to the control group. Total protein and urea levels significantly decreased, while glucose, triglyceride and glutamate dehydrogenase values increased from approx. the fifth month of gestation until parturition. Four biochemical parameters (albumin, aspartate transaminase, total protein and urea) were lower and three other variables (glucose, alkaline phosphatase and creatinine) were significantly higher in late-term pregnant mares than in mares in early or mid-gestation. It is concluded that reference values not only reflect the species, breed and sex but also the reproductive status of animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-316
Number of pages14
JournalActa Veterinaria Hungarica
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

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blood serum
mares
pregnancy
Urea
Pregnancy
Glutamate Dehydrogenase
Triglycerides
Aspartate Aminotransferases
Serum
Glucose
glutamate dehydrogenase
urea
triacylglycerols
Alkaline Phosphatase
Albumins
Creatinine
Reference Values
aspartate transaminase
creatinine
normal values

Keywords

  • Biochemical parameters
  • Gestation
  • Late pregnancy
  • Lipizzaner pregnant mare
  • Reference values

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Pregnancy-Associated changes of serum biochemical values in Lipizzaner broodmares. / Vincze, Boglárka; Kutasi, Orsolya; Baska, F.; Szenci, O.

In: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, Vol. 63, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 303-316.

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